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Command Chief hosts enlisted developmental seminar for Wing Senior Non-commissioned Officers

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (Rosecrans Air National Guard Base) -- Base specialists relayed current and upcoming changes to regulations and Wing focus areas to the 139th Airlift Wing Senior Non-commissioned Officers today.  The 139th Airlift Wing Command Chief, Chief Master Sgt. Randy Miller, invited speakers with expertise in legal, leadership, enlisted career opportunities, promotions and enlisted performance reports.

The foundation for all of the topics presented were the current top three priorities of the 139th Airlift Wing Commander, Col. Ralph Schwader:  recruiting, retention and readiness.

"We are currently at around 95% manning," said Schwader, "and that is not good enough."

Miller emphasized that in order to have a ready force, recruiting and retention of our enlisted personnel must be a top priority.  He continued that knowing the current changes to regulations and policies helps provide better resources to our enlisted personnel and a clear path for career development.

An example of recent changes is that enlisted personnel will soon be required to have an Enlisted Performance Report, completed on their behalf with their supervisor, just like active duty Air Force personnel.  This will provide an objective measurement of individual performance, and will help Air National Guard members compete with active duty counterparts for recognition and awards.

For a detailed looked at the seminar topics, the slides for the presentation can be found at the Senior Enlisted Council sharepoint site.